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Youth development phase lead coach job advertisement

6 January 2022

Mansfield Town's academy has an excellent job opportunity for qualified coaches interested in being part of our Category 3 set up.

Job Description


Mansfield Town F.C. Academy

Job Title

Youth Development Phase Lead Coach

Reports to

Academy Manager/Academy Head of Operations

Line manager

Academy Head of Coaching

Key responsibilities / description of duties

l  Head Coach of a YDP group

l  Oversee philosophy from U12-U16s

l  To coach and manage age group by planning and preparing all sessions

l  Deliver coaching sessions according to the YDP Syllabus

l  Arrange daily/weekly session plans for coaches within phase

l  Progress and develop individual training programme

l  Progress and develop Bio-Banding programme

l  Attend all relevant academy meetings including CPD throughout the season

l  Feedback through video / audio to be presented to players

l  Organise all travel to and from games

l  Arrange additional fixtures for the FP when necessary

l  Load relevant data onto PMA

l  3 player parent reviews

l  3 player reviews through IDP

l  Attend all EFL meetings where necessary

l  Observe and support development centres for U12-U16

l  Scouting as and when required for YDP phase

l  Attend 1st Team and Reserve games when possible

l  Record playing stats and data where required

l  Deal with all player / parenting issues on first basis

l  Arrange CPD within the YDP

l  Liaise with all over department heads (Inter-departmental)

l  Drive mini bus as and when required

l  Manage and arrange Tours for the YDP

Key Performance

l  Quality of football being played in accordance with the APP

l  Control how many players have registrations retained

l  To ensure that players under their control progress to Professional Development Phase





Desirable Personal Attributes:

Have a full clean driving licence 

Previous experience of working within the football or related industry 

Coaching Education experience

Youth Coaching experience


Qualifications - Essential

UEFA A Licence
FA Advanced Youth Award
Enhanced DBS Check
BFAS (current EFAiF)
FA Safeguarding Children Qualification

BAME Declaration
The EFL has introduced positive action measures aimed at tackling the under-representation of coaches and managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethic (BAME) backgrounds. 

M.T.F.C. welcomes Male Applicants and Female Applicants of BAME origin

Salary - Competitive salary based on relevant experience.

Please note that this is a vital position within the Academy department at Mansfield Town Football Club and will require a high degree of commitment to the role, including evening and weekend work. 

Please send a C.V. and Covering Letter/Written Application (Ensuring completion of Equality Form Below) to (Academy Head of Operations)

Closing date for Applications is Friday 14th May 2022

Interviews will be held W/C Monday 17th May 2022


Mansfield Town F.C. Academy Equality Form


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